R1 on-board lap of Silverstone's GP circuit

Bike Social's Marc Potter around BrooklandsTraction control, wheelie control, slide control...in control.Potski heads out of pit lane on the 2015 R1

Have you ridden the R1 yet? 

Bike Social's Marc Potter has the freedom of Silverstone with an R1

THE NEW 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 is the most advanced Yamaha ever made and the most talked about sports motorcycle of the year.

We gave it a proper work out with a dyno run, high speed test and on-road miles before heading to Silverstone for a ride on the Grand Prix circuit.

MotoGP championship leader, Valentino Rossi, played a part in developing the R1. In fact Yamaha say 90% of the electronics from Rossi and team mate, Jorge Lorenzo’s, race-spec M1’s can be found on the R1.


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Rossi, Lorenzo & co. will be showing us how a Grand Prix rider throws a race-prepared Yamaha around Silverstone when Round 12 of MotoGP comes to Britian at the end of August. Until then, here is a full on-board lap around the GP circuit with Bike Social's own Marc Potter riding the 2015 R1:

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